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Meteor Shower Peaks Tonight
Perseid meteors should be visible due to clear sky and new moon.
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IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL INFORMATION
Attention Members - Please USE THE MAIL-IN MEMBERSHIP FORM rather than the online application.
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TEAMS, Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science
Get your students to work cooperatively and think critically. TEAMS will be held February 16, 2008 at the University of Kentucky.
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PIMSER to offer ACT prep training in Math and Science
The K-12 Math and Science Outreach Unit of PIMSER is hosting 2 additional ACT Prep Trainings (Focusing on Math and Science) in January. One is in ETown on January 4 and the other is in Florence on January 16th.
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Win a free year's membership.
Be the 100th person to register on the Forum and you'll get a free year's membership in KSTA.
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Textbook Showcase Schedule
The Ky Educational Publishers Assoc. schedule of science textbook showcases.
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FOSS, SEPUP and Carolina to Offer Science Showcases
A series of showcases will be offered at various sites around the state to exhibit the offerings from these publishers.
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Nomination Form for Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
This award honors exemplary K-12 mathematics and science teachers for their contributions to improving teaching and learning. The application deadline for elementary teachers is May 1, 2008.
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UK College of Engineering - Engineers Day Open House
A great event just became even better! For the first time, the University of Kentucky College of Engineering is offering a $4,000 scholarship as part of Engineers Day Open House.
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The Kentucky Forest and Entomology Leadership Program
The Kentucky Forest and Entomology Leadership Program is designed for high school students completing their sophomore and junior years. This weeklong, hands-on experience concentrates on natural resource management.
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Kentucky Geographic Alliance summer workshop
Teachers can earn a $400 stipend by hosting a workshop or presenting at a conference after the summer institute
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Field Trip to the Moon Educational Materials Available at NASA.gov
The Educational Materials section of NASA's Web site offers classroom activities, educator guides, posters and other types of resources that are available for use in the classroom.
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PIMSER Workshops and Programs Now Registering
The PIMSER P-12 Math & Science Outreach unit at the University of Kentucky has now opened registration for Summer 2008 Workshops and Academic Year 2008-09 Programs.
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Member Log-in Directions
Click here to find out how you can log-in as member for the first time.
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High School Science Teachers Needed for Field Test
High school teachers of general science, ecology, environmental science and geography courses are encouraged to apply.
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NASA's Best of the Best Science Websites
A list of science education related websites selected by folks at NASA.
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Mini-grants Available to Increase Girls' Interest in Science & Technology
The Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative is currently offering mini-grants of up to $1,000.
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Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge
Siemens, Discovery Education and NSTA are proud to announce the first of its kind national K-12 student sustainability competition. Launching in Fall 2008 for grades 6-8
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The EESC Fall 2008 Poster Contest is Underway!
Engineers Make a Difference is the theme for the Engineering Education Service Center's Fall 2008 Poster Contest.
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No-fee NASA, NSF and NOAA-sponsored Opportunities this Fall!
Teachers across the country may now apply to participate in three independent NASA, NSF and NOAA-award programs.
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The Computing Science Exploration Grant Program presented by Fourier Systems
Providing an opportunity for teachers to receive science-focused tools to implement in their classroom to increase student learning in math and science
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Kentucky Space Has Successful Launch
On Saturday, October 11, a rocket, carrying a payload built by students from Kentucky Space, was successfully launched outside Mojave, California.
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Engineering Essay Contest
Students in grades 3-12 can compete for cash prizes.
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Project Learning Tree, Project WET and Flying WILD
January 7-9, 2009 workshop features learning objectives with hands-on activities that you will take home.
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Christopher Columbus Awards for Middle School
Teams of up to four students and a coach identify a community issue and use the scientific process to solve it.
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KSTA Awards for Science Teaching Excellence
Nominations are now being accepted for 2009 Science Teachers of the Year. The deadline is March 31, 2009.
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INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY 2009
IYA 2009 is a global celebration of astronomy and its contribution to society and culture with strong emphasis on education....
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Society for Science & the Public Fellows Program
The SSP Fellows Program provides funds and training to selected U.S. science and math teachers who serve under-resourced students...
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Engineering Scholarships from KY Transportation Cabinet
The KY Transportation Cabinet is asking for your assistance in ensuring that those students who are graduating this spring are aware of this unique scholarship opportunity.
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Sun Earth Day: 2009 Lessons, Activities, Celebrations, and More!
Every year NASA sponsors a Sun/Earth Connection theme for their Sun/Earth Day celebration.
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Summer Science Camp for High School Students
The Thomas More College Biology Field Station is again offering its Summer Science Camp for high school students.
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Graduate Course for Teachers
Aquatic Ecology for Teachers is a graduate course offered through NKU for teachers working on their Masters or Rank I.
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Project WILD Workshop
March 28, 2009; 8:30 a.m.  4:00 p.m. with indoor and outdoor activities
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Understanding Science website
Just in time for the Year of Science 2009, a new Web site funded by the National Science Foundation offers a window to a better understanding about how dynamic and creative the scientific process really is.
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KSTA Weighs in on Assessment Reform
KSTA President, Dr. Vernon Hicks, worked with Board members to compose a letter to legislators who are working on assessment reform.
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Kentucky Forestry Leadership Program
Are your high school students interested in natural resources? Please join us for a residential program and investigating Kentucky's natural resources at Lake Cumberland.
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NSTA Accepting Applications for New Science Teacher Academy
For science educators entering their second or third year of teaching.
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North American Paleontology Convention in Cincy
A unique opportunity for students and teachers in the earth and life sciences to attend the North American Paleontology Convention, to be held at the Univ. of Cincinnati, June 21-26, 2009
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Must see pictures from the Cassini mission to Saturn
These are spectacular images sent back from the Cassini probe as it orbits Saturn.
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Training Workshops for Afterschool Universe Astronomy Program
Afterschool Universe is a hands-on astronomy program targeted at middle school out-of-school-time settings.
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Kentucky SkyTalk
The MacAdam Student Observatory and the University of Kentucky Department of Physics and Astronomy present a program of public outreach every second Thursday of the month.
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Earth Matters: Studies for our Global Future
This updated interdisciplinary edition is comprised of units, readings and teaching activities that meet national standards for ten different subject areas.
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Youth Incentive Award established by The Coleopterists Society
The Coleopterists Society, an international organization of professionals and hobbyists interested in the study of beetles, has established a program to recognize young people studying beetles.
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Teach Kentucky Workshop October 24
This workshop is designed for educators who want to learn more about Kentucky's native plants and animals, their adaptations, their ecological roles, their habitats and our native ecosystems.
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Toyota TAPESTRY Program Now Accepting Entries
Now in its 20th year, the program offers grants up to $10,000 to K-12 science teachers
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National Center for Science Education Grades States' Evolution Standards
"State science standards tend to cover evolution more extensively and better than they did nearly a decade ago.....
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Wetlands Workshops at Wolf Creek Hatchery
Workshops being offered on Sept. 22, 23 and 24. More info on the flyer.
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Mars Hoax Email Exposed
Tim Knauer at UK Observatory created a pdf that you can use to debunk this rumor if you get the email, or receive inquiries about Mars this fall.
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KET Offering New Science Resources
The folks at KET want you to know about some of the new resources they are offering for this school year.
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ExploraVision Competition
Compete for prizes, build students' skills, and shape the future of your science students.
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NanoTeach seeking high school teachers
Please join us in supporting the National Science Foundation in facilitating the integration of nanoscience and technology into education!
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Project Wild Workshop in Frankfort November 14
Registration deadline is November 6th for this workshop at Salato Wildlife Center.
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National Academy of Engineering Essay Contest
Students in grades 3-12 can compete for cash prizes.
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NASA Offering Careers Poster in Spanish
"NASA: Your Future and Ours," focusing on 9 Hispanics, both men and women, at NASA.
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National Bird Day January 5
Free National Bird Day posters are available to educators!
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National Environmental Education Week
National Environmental Education Week is set for April 11th - 17th, 2010
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Obama Announces "Educate to Innovate" STEM Training Initiative.
The AP (1/7) reports that on Wednesday, President Obama announced his $250 million "Educate to Innovate" campaign "to train math and science teachers and help meet his goal of pushing America's students...to the top of the pack in those subjects in the next decade."
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Project WILD & Growing Up WILD Workshop
Become certified for using the highly acclaimed Project WILD and Growing Up WILD curriculum, a KERA-compatible, interdisciplinary sets of hands-on activities emphasizing wildlife and the environment.
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Project Learning Tree Releases New Curriculum for Early Childhood Educators
Activity Guide and Music CD Teaches Children Ages 3 to 6 About the Natural World Around Them
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Join National Lab Day
National Lab Day (NLD) is an effort to bring more authentic, hands-on, discovery-based lab experiences to students.
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National Environmental Education Week
Join a national network of educators dedicated to increasing the environmental literacy of students.
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Philippe Cousteau webinar
The webinar will run on Wednesday, April 14, 2010 1:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time.
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KSTA Board member honored by Project Learning Tree
Project Learning Tree® (PLT)has announced that Reeda Hart, a science outreach specialist at Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, was named one of five 2010 National PLT Outstanding Educators.
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Teaching About Climate Change Workshop for Teachers
The workshop is the latest in a series of workshops offered by the Kentucky Association for Environmental Education.
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KY Girls STEM Collaborative 2nd Annual Conference
Conference will be held on June 21 at the University of Louisville Shelby campus.
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Water Stewardship Workshop
Featuring activities from Project Wet, WOW, about Rain Gardens and more
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Water Stewardship Workshop
Activities from Project WET, WOW about Rain Gardens and more
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Climate Discovery Online Courses for Educators
The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) offers a series of six and seven week online courses for middle and high school teachers
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Food, Land and People Workshop
Wolf Creek Fish Hatchery is hosting a two day workshop July 7th and 8th.
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NASA's Summer of Innovation
This is a national program to reach out to middle school teachers and students in order to encourage state-based STEM learning networks and to prevent the loss of skills acquired during the school year.
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NASA's Electronic Professional Development Network
Are you a K-12 teacher of STEM disciplines? Are you looking for a way to enhance your instructional skills, meet your professional development goals, or find new and exciting resources to use in your learning environments?
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Toyota Plant Field Trips Offered
2000 cars are made each day at Toyota's Georgetown, Kentucky manufacturing facility, while its nearby nature trail is home to one of the world's rarest plants.
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Louisville Zoo Pennies for Polar Bears Program
The Pennies for Polar Bears Program is designed to help raise critical funds to make Glacier Run a reality.
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Middle School Science Teachers Needed for Grant Project
TERC has been funded by the National Science Foundation to develop and research materials for those using the FOSS kits Diversity of Life and Populations and Ecosystems in 6, 7 or 8th grade.
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LG&E and KU Offering Energy-Related Videos
Each 23-minute video complements Kentucky Core Content and offers a pre-assessment and a post-assessment for students.
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Science Educators To Gather in Baltimore for Professional Development
NSTA's Conference on Science Education in Baltimore, is a fantastic destination with a comprehensive program for science teachers and administrators, preservice to veteran.
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NASA Endeavor Science Teaching Certificate
Endeavor Fellows earn and are awarded a NASA Endeavor Certificate in STEM Education from Teachers College, Columbia University.
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Einstein Fellowship - Application is Now Open!
As an Einstein Fellow, you will spend a school year in Washington, DC sharing your expertise with policy makers.
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Global Ozone Project for Middle and High School Students
In the GO3 Project students around the world measure ozone and meteorological parameters outside their school and upload their data to an overlay in Google Earth to share with other students, teachers and scientists around the world.
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Molecular Insights into Classic Examples of Evolution Symposium to be Webcast Live from NABT Confe
NABT Evolution Symposium will be accessible via live webcast on Friday, Nov. 5th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Central time.
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Project WILD Workshop
Become certified for using the highly acclaimed Project WILD curriculum, a KERA-compatible, interdisciplinary sets of hands-on activities emphasizing wildlife and the environment.
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Envirothon: Estuaries Training
The winning team of the Kentucky Envirothon Competition advances to the international Canon Envirothon Competition.
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Building SPEED: The Mathematics and Science of NASCAR
The workshop is free for all participants and it includes materials, food, and prizes.
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The Great Central U.S. ShakeOut
The goals of the ShakeOut are to provide a sense of urgency about earthquakes, encourage participants to get prepared, practice what to do to be safe, and learn what plans need to be improved.
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GRANT TO AWARD $5,000 OF NEW TECHNOLOGY SUPPLIES TO TEACHERS
The Realize Science Technology Grant for Agriculture in the Classroom will award $5,000 worth of cutting edge science education equipment to K-12 teachers across the U.S. this spring.
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KY Teacher Melissa Evans Recognized by PAEMST
2009 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching winner Melissa Evans was recently recognized in Washington, D.C. for her achievement.
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STEM Symposium at UK 4/29/11
Members of the K12 and university communities across Kentucky are urged to share their STEM education-­related research or experiences by attending and presenting at the symposium.
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The Great American Energy Debate
Jerry Gatz, President of the National Foundation for Energy Education, would like to ask for your assistance by having you and your students participate in the Survey which takes 5-7 minutes to complete.
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ACS Middle School Chemistry Site
Middle School Chemistry - Big ideas about the very small
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RESEARCH EXPERIENCE FOR TEACHERS
Funded by the National Science Foundation, participants earn a $450 per week stipend, and housing (if needed) is provided on the UK campus in Lexington, KY.
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NSTA National Conference in San Francisco
Register by Feb. 4, our Advance Deadline to Attend NSTAs National Conference on Science Education
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Biofuels For Schools Grants Available
Recently, Kentucky's Biofuels for Schools program announced the availability of grants for biofuels education programs in Kentucky's high schools.
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Science and Technology Expo Seeking Participation of Local Science Teachers and Science Professional
FutureLab: The Innovation Expo is inviting 8 energetic science teachers who have the time and ability to volunteer to be part of our Expo team as educational experts to add to the FutureLab Expo experience.
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Thomas More College S.T.E.M. Summer Institute
The 7th annual Summer S.T.E.M. Institute will be held July 10-15, 2011.
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Summer STEM Camp for 8th Grade Girls
Join the other Robocats and learn about building robots and testing them underwater.
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Girls STEM Collaborative Conference
3rd Annual Conference of Kentucky Girls STEM Collaborative, June 29, at Northern Kentucky University.
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UK College of Agriculture Open House on July 22
Learn about our Forestry, Landscape Architecture and Natural Resource & Environmental Sciences Programs and why they are right for your students!
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KY Teachers Receive NMSI All American Teacher Awards
AdvanceKentucky Teachers from Bryan Station, Henderson County and Johnson Central High Schools Receive All American Teacher of the Year Awards From the National Math and Science Initiative.
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Introductiion to Biodiesel Workshop
Free workshop will cover the basics of biodiesel. Friday, July 22, 8:30 to noon.
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Dr. Hazel Barton Featured in Smithsonian
The July/August issue of Smithsonian discusses the work of Dr. Barton on white nose syndrome in bats.
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Kentucky is NEED state of the year!
In the 2010-2011 school-year, Kentucky NEED Project programming grew exponentially.
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Kentucky NEED Project Announces Fall Schedule
Workshops for K-12 educators interested in learning about NEEDs multi-disciplinary energy education program
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International Observe the Moon Night 10-8-11
Observe the Moon Night has created the opportunity for people to take notice of the Moon's beauty and share that experience with one another.
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PIMSER Offering Thursday Conference Sessions
Two options will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Lexington and will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. with a built in break for lunch on your own.
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Kentucky Division of Emergency Management PSA Video Contest
Students are challenged to produce one (1) PSA, 30 seconds in length, which explains how to prepare for an earthquake or how to protect oneself during an earthquake.
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Call for Papers
"Teaching Science" (an open, peer reviewed, free online journal for K-12 teachers devoted to what works in the classroom), from the University of Florida, is now online.
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New Framework for K-12 Science Education - Now Available
The new framework can be purchased from National Academies Press.
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USA Biology Olympiad
The premiere US biology competition for high school students
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U.K. College of Engineering Open House
Engineers Day open house on Saturday, February 25
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KY State University Summer Program
Five wonderful summer programs for students in grades 6-12
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KySTE 2012 Conference
Kentucky's premiere education technology conference at Louisville's Galt House, March 7-9
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NSTA's National Conference on Science Education
For science educators and administrators who are interested in peak performance, this conference offers the best professional development available.
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KAEE Annual Conference 2012
The Call for Proposals has officially opened. Early Bird conference registration will open June 15th.
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Space Academy for Educators
Space Academy for Educators is all the fun of Space Camp, but designed for teachers.
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2012 SunWise with SHADE Poster Contest!
Students in grades K-8 are invited to share their bright ideas about sun safety and win great prizes
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2012 Advanced Placement Summer Institute at Western Kentucky University
We offer 27 total seminars for experienced and new AP teachers.
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NSF EPSCoR summer fellowship for Kentucky high school STEM teachers
The $3,750, 4-week fellowship (6/11/12  7/6/12) will be competitively awarded to (8) applicants
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CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR THE KAVLI SCIENCE VIDEO CONTES
Grades 6-12 students compete for the chance to win $2000 (first prize) and a travel stipend to Washington DC
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LUNAR WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS!
Grade 612 science teachers are invited to attend a free workshop focused on lunar science, exploration, and how our understanding of the Moon is evolving.
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Readers Guide to the New Science Frameworks
This handy Readers Guide unpacks the three key dimensions of the Framewor
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NASA Educate to Innovate Conference
Two-day conferences during June 2012 in Richmond and Corbin
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Project Based Learning 101 Workshop
This three-day workshop engages participants in learning the principles for designing, assessing and managing standards-focused projects
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Blue STEM Camp 2012
See Blue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Camp June 11  15, 2012 at the University of Kentucky.
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UK series - What's New in Science
The University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences announces a new resource for science teachers and science classrooms statewide.
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New Book - Science Literacy & Our Nations Future
This is an important project that will guide elementary teachers in the use of the Next Generation Science Standards scheduled to be released at the end of this year.
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Upcoming Green Teacher Webinars
For more information and to register, please visit www.greenteacher.com/webinars
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West Kentucky Spring Environmental Educator Training
Join us for a three day training on four nationally recognized environmental education curricula.
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Summer Workshop for Kentucky Earth Science Teachers
The workshop will focus on the NSF EarthScope experiment and its implications for understanding dynamic processes in the North American continent.
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Summer Science Academy
Presented by the P-12 Math & Science Outreach unit of PIMSER at the University of Kentucky
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WKU Study Away program offers Caves Class
Summer course for teachers.
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New STEM Ed Student Experiments Opp. on Intl Space Station for 2012-13
Announcing the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP) Fifth Flight Opportunity - SSEP Mission 3 to the International Space Station for the 2012-13 Academic Year
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Implementing literacy standards in a content area classroom
Target audience: 6-8 Science & Social Studies Teachers
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Statement from KDE Science Consultants
Important information from Sean Elkins, KDE Science Consultant, about the status of science standards for K-PREP assessments.
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KSTA Past President Recognized as Presidential Award Winner
Josh Underwood received the PAEMST award in Washington DC in June.
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The 2012 Cassini Scientist for a Day essay contest
The Cassini Scientist for a Day essay contest is open to all grade 5-12 students in the United States.
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The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC)
(RWDC) is an annual competition that provides high school students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment.
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Special Opportunity for KY Teachers and Administrators at the NSTA Regional Conference
Sean Elkins, KDE Science Consultant, will provide an update on the development of the Next Generation Science Standards
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PUT CANS TO WORK FOR YOUR SCHOOLS AND THE ENVIRONMENT
3rd annual Great American Can Roundup School Challenge
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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
The Awards recognize outstanding K-12 teachers for their contributions in the classroom and to their profession.
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Student Spaceflight Experiments Program (SSEP)
We Are Truly Inviting YOUR Students to be Real Researchers, and Your Community to Be Part of America¹s Space Program
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NASA SEEKS FEMALE HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS FOR WISH
WISH, the Women in STEM High School Aerospace Scholars project is now accepting applications from female high school juniors from across the country.
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Kentucky Paleontological Society Meeting
January 25, 2013, 7:30 pm
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Duke Offering Science Summer Camp
Applicants for the 2013 camp are currently 7th & 8th grade students who are US citizens.
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Summer Institute June 15-21 at Land Between the Lakes
Science is a linchpin of the entire week - and it integrates all subjects in exploring and learning about the environment.
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What's New in Science series, for KY teachers!
“What is Mass?” with Tim Gorringe, Univ. of Kentucky Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
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Kentucky Energy Tour – June 10 – 14, 2013
The conference is not for the faint of heart - but has been noted as the most fun a teacher could have while learning.
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Climate & Energy online teaching resources
CLEAN offers a digital collection of teaching materials and supporting materials.
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eCybermission STEM competition
eCYBERMISSION (eCM) is a free, web-based STEM competition for students in grades 6-9.
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Junior Paleontologist Program
EXPLORE the ways that paleontologists work, and the methods and tools they use to understand ancient life.
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Videos Help to Explain NGSS
Paul Anderson, science teacher, has put together a collection of helpful videos that look at the NGSS.
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Next Generation Science Standards
KSTA fully supports the adoption of NGSS as Kentucky's science education standards.
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National Science Bowl Competition
High school and middle school teams compete against students from across the country in the national competition.
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Minigrants from KY Girls STEM Collaborative
Mini-grants are available to increase girls' interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
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Junior Science and Humanities Symposium
Kentucky High School students can conduct original scientific research and compete for scholarships and awards.
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Engineering Exposition (E-Expo) March 1, 2014
E-Expo is a day-long event held every year to showcase the exciting opportunities at UofL as well as engage younger students into the joys of engineering.
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Middle School Photography Contest for Earth Day 2014
Contest celebrates the beauty, diversity of Kentucky
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NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK
The USA Science & Engineering Festival announced that the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 329, which designates the last week of April 2014 as National Science Week.
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Climate Change In Focus Video Challenge!
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Environmental Education Foundation have a new video contest for middle school students.
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Professional Development Workshop for K-8 Educators
Hands-On Discoveries: Sounds of Science! Mon, March 17th 4-6pm or Wed, March 19th 4-6pm FREE!
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Modeling Workshops This Summer
Participants are introduced to the Modeling method as a systematic approach to the design of curriculum and instruction.
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50 SUMMER MODELING WORKSHOPS NATIONWIDE
Modeling Workshops in high school physics, chemistry, biology, and junior high physical science will be offered this summer in many states.
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AP Summer Institute: June 23-27 at Western Kentucky University
Learn how to increase engagement and raise test scores in your Advanced Placement Biology, Chemistry, Physics B, or Environmental Science.
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Project Based Learning Workshop for Middle School Teachers
UK College of Education STEM dept. and UK College of Agriculture are offering a 5 day workshop for Middle School Teachers.
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Science Master Teacher Project for 2014-2015
At BetterLesson, we are developing a virtual community of teachers looking to “share what works” in their classrooms to help other educators better increase student learning.
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WKU Offering Mechanics Modeling Workshop
One in a series of science modeling workshops.
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On-line Physics Courses for Teachers
For professional development or graduate credit. All designed for grade 4-9 teachers, but science teachers in all grades will benefit.
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Girls STEM Day at U.K.
Girls STEM Day on UK’s campus, July 30th from 10:30 AM to 3:00 PM for middle school girls.
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Free interdisciplinary Environmental Education training for High School Teachers
The College of Agriculture, Food Science, and Sustainable Systems at Kentucky State University is pleased to announce the Interdisciplinary Environmental Education Training for High School Teachers.
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SpaceTrek Camp for H.S. Girls
SpaceTrek is a workshop/camp designed for girls entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school interested in the STEM fields.
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World of 7 Billion Video Contest
Back by popular demand, the World of 7 Billion student video contest can help you bring technology and creativity into your high school science classes.
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Bring Evolution To Your School/Community For Darwin Day 2015!
Interested in bringing cutting-edge evolutionary science to your school and community? Apply to be a stop on NESCent’s 2015 Darwin Day Roadshow.
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Kentucky Students invited to join the Ocean 180 Video Challenge
The Ocean 180 Video Challenge, sponsored by COSEE Florida with funding from the National Science Foundation, is entering its second year and we would like to invite middle school students from Kentucky to participate again.
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Real World Design Challenge Registration Now Open for 2014-2015!
Registration for this year's Real World Design Challenge has is now open! Don't miss out on this year's exciting challenge and prizes.
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KSTA Board Members Honored
Josh Underwood and Patrick Goff were honored with Ashland Teacher Achievement awards.
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$1000 Scholarships for Amazon Rainforest PD Workshop
Get your explorer on and apply for a scholarship to explore the Amazon rainforest next summer!
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Grants for Field Trips
The KSPF School Field Trip Grant program helps students explore the outdoors by providing transportation and program support to schools, allowing them to enjoy our Kentucky State Parks and Historic Sites.
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Summer Workshop in New Orleans
This seminar is supported by a grant from the Northrop Grumman Foundation
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Bricks 4 Kidz Master Builder Challenge
Bricks 4 Kidz - Lexington is sponsoring our 1st Annual Master Builder Challenge for ages 5 to adults.
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Do you have a science club?
We are interested in finding out which schools at the middle and high school levels have extracurricular science activities.
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FREE Two-day Teacher Workshop on Climate Change
Mammoth Cave National Park and Western Kentucky University have partnered to offer a two-day, overnight teacher workshop that focuses on Climate Change.
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Outstanding Earth Science Teacher Award
Sponsored by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
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The Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institutes
Apply to attend a week-long professional development program for K-12 educators in the nation’s capital.
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Physics Modeling Workshop at WKU
American Modeling Teacher Association July 6 - 24
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NGSS Short Courses Offered by PIMSER
March NGSS Short Courses are fast approaching! Register now to ensure your spot.
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Teachers for Global Classrooms Program
The program is fully funded by the U.S. Department of State
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Summer STEAM Academy at Murray
A five-day Professional Learning seminar for elementary school teachers in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and the Arts. July 6-10 in Murray, Kentucky.
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Free Climat Education Materials
Will you join us in the momentous launch of the inaugural Climate Education Week April 18th-25th? We are promoting climate education for K-12 students.
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2015 Sky Science Festival
The SKy Sci Festival will saturate south central Kentucky with a celebration of science. April 30 - May 2
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Girls STEM Day at University of Kentucky
Wednesday July 29, 9 am to 3:15 pm
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Air Quality for Educators Workshop
Friday, June 12, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. CDT
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The Emperor Science Award
Entries will be accepted from September 1 through November 1, 2015 at 11:59pm ET
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KySTE Outreach Grant Offering for 2015-16
First notice of member opportunities (including KySTE Outreach grants) are sent only to active members. Join early!
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Pruitt To Be New Education Commissioner of Kentucky
Kentucky Board of Education set to name Stephen Pruitt as next Commissioner.
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(PAEMST) NOMINATIONS ARE NOW OPEN for teachers in grades K-6
The PAEMST are the nation's highest honors for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science).
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Kids to Parks Grants Available
Open to all Title 1 schools in grade Pre-K through 12, this contest provides grants of up to $1,000 to cover transportation, park-related fees, stewardship supplies, etc.
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WKU Bridge Building Competition
March 12, for middle and high school students only, at the WKU Center for Research and Development.
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PIMSER Summer Science Workshops
Leave each session with examples, resources, and a deepened understanding of how to implement the NGSS.
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KSU Agriculture, Food, and Environment (AFE) Academy for High School Teachers
Teachers will come to KSU for a two-day educator experience on June 28-29 for an all-expense paid workshop with guest presenters
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National DNA Day
National DNA Day is a unique day when students, teachers and the public can learn more about genetics and genomics! The day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in April 2003, and the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953
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The Kentucky Junior Academy of Science 2016
Saturday April 16, at Kentucky State University in Frankfort. Open to any middle or high school student in Kentucky regardless of their participation or performance in a science fair.
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INTRODUCTION TO ARGUMENT-DRIVEN INQUIRY Workshop
Argument-Driven Inquiry makes labs educative for students by providing them opportunities to share, critique and revise their ideas throughout the laboratory experience.
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New Book Describes the Search for Habitable Extrasolar Planets
Co-author, Wilson Gonzalez-Espada is a KSTA member and conference presenter.
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NGSS Standards Bundling
"Bundles" are groups of standards arranged together to create the endpoints for units of instruction.
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BirdSleuth K-12 at The Cornell Lab of Ornithology
We invite all educators to apply for a BirdSleuth STEM kit.
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Academy for Effective Science Teaching and Learning
Join a true educator community of practice where each professional learning builds upon the las.
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2016 Kentucky GIS Conference
October 17th–19th, 2016 Northern Kentucky Convention Center
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Free U.S. EPA report: 'Climate Change Indicators in the United States, 2016
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has published a new report, 'Climate Change Indicators in the United States, 2016 (Fourth Edition)'.
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2017 Modeling Workshops Scheduled
American Modeling Teachers Association workshops for 2017.
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AP Summer Institute at WKU
Attending an Advanced Placement Summer Institute is the perfect way to get ready for a year of teaching AP.
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STEM Picture Books for Elementary Science
Arbordale books make it easier for teachers to integrate science with language arts lessons, get parents involved, and ultimately improve science scores across your state.
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2017 Kentucky Junior Academy of Science Annual Meeting
Registration for the Kentucky Junior Academy of Science meeting is now open, to ANY Kentucky Middle or High School student who wishes to present their research.
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Teachers Workshop: Rocks and Minerals in Modern Society
The Kentucky Crushed Stone Association will hold its annual Teachers Workshop: Rocks and Minerals in Modern Society at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky, on June 21-22, 2017.
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Teachers Workshop: Rocks and Minerals in Modern Society
The Kentucky Crushed Stone Association will hold its annual Teachers Workshop: Rocks and Minerals in Modern Society at Georgetown College in Georgetown, Kentucky, on June 21-22, 2017.
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WKU Offering Solar Eclipse Workshops
Participants will learn how to use the eclipse as a teaching opportunity and how to safely share the eclipse with students.
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Exploring Phenomena Professional Development June 19-20
This workshop will engage teachers in hands-on learning looking at NGSS aligned lessons modeled with best practices in STEM teaching,
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Summer Offerings from PIMSER
Check out the summer offerings for Science PD from PIMSER.
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Kentucky NEED Fall Energy Education Workshops
Kentucky NEED is pleased to announce our Fall Energy Education Workshop Schedule
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